Health care professionals use various mechanisms to influence health outcome as expected by community, government, and other stakeholders. Psychiatric care sector faces challenges including fragmentation of patient care stemming from inadequate interdisciplinary collaboration. Since psychiatric patients may have other physiologic illness in-addition to mental health illness, a relapse in one system tends to affect other (American Hospital Association [AHA], 2012). Fragmentation of care in this context refers to break in continuity of a holistic care regimen. Psychiatric patients based on nature of illness are subjected to fragmented care stemming from lack of interdisciplinary collaboration and inadequate discharge Continue reading...